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Infinidat has recently released version 4.0 of it's InfiniBox software, the brains behind its speedy, massive, hybrid flash/hard-disk storage arrays. What’s the big deal? A hybrid storage array that meets or beats all-flash arrays on all their traditional strong points, at the cost you’d expect from inexpensive spinning-disk arrays, plus seven nines reliability and super-fast synchronous data replication so that no data is ever at risk of being lost. As more companies discover the benefits of InfiniBox, the notion that all-flash arrays are suitable for high-performance storage may prove to be just another flash in the pan.
It seems like you can’t open a web browser, scroll through your LinkedIn timeline, or turn on the TV today without hearing about the latest data breach or threat to your cybersecurity. With high-profile breaches like Equifax and global ransomware outbreaks like Bad Rabbit, we’re in a very different world than just a few years ago. Perhaps you find that cyber threats and cybersecurity in general is annoying, overwhelming, or even frustrating but it’s imperative that cybersecurity protection become part of your business strategy. It doesn’t have to be as complicated or costly as you might think.
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Now that National Cyber Security Awareness Month has come to a close, we think it’s a good time to talk about what to actually do about cybersecurity. After all, awareness without action isn’t much use! Before we dive in, however, let’s talk about some thought patterns we often see that prevent companies from taking effective action on cybersecurity.
Last week the third major ransomware outbreak in 2017 was spreading through Eastern Europe and even starting to creep further across the globe. So far striking Russia and Ukraine the most, Bad Rabbit has disrupted industries ranging from media outlets to banks. Some reports even have the attack showing up right here in the U.S. Similar to the Petya/NotPetya ransomware outbreak earlier this year (so similar in fact that Bad Rabbit reportedly shares 2/3 of its code with variants of Petya), this ransomware encrypts a system, requests a ransom (the current rate is about $285 in bitcoin) to decrypt the victim’s files, and then attempts to spread itself across the network. With ransomware and cyberattacks commonplace in today’s world, what takeaways can come out of the Bad Rabbit outbreak to help prevent these types of attacks from derailing your organization?
With Hewlett Packard Enterprise's recent announcement that it will soon be bringing the ground-breaking InfoSight technology to its 3PAR StoreServe, the value of HPE's recent acquisition of Nimble Software is more clear than ever. The move means InfoSight will soon be available across a full portfolio of HPE data solutions: from systems for small businesses all the way up to the largest enterprises. This makes HPE’s storage portfolio the most complete in the industry. Since InfoSight learns by analyzing data from its installed base, it's about to get a whole lot smarter.
Equifax made some serious mishaps lately, both technically and incident response. What’s really disturbing: while this is the largest, this is not an isolated incident. We won’t cover the details here, since there are plenty of sources where you can find information about the breach, its consequences, and what has happened after that. What we will cover is some thoughts around what we can all learn from the events leading up to, during, and after the breach. At Kelser, we don’t want any company to fall victim to the same incident and aftermath that Equifax did. We match our recommendations to our clients’ business objectives, establishing a comprehensive and multi-layered strategy to manage risk before, during and after a cybersecurity incident.